A Song of Ascents.
1[a]I WILL lift up my eyes to the hills [around Jerusalem, to sacred Mount Zion and Mount Moriah]–From whence shall my help come?
2My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth
3He will not allow your foot to slip or to be moved; He Who keeps you will not slumber
4Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand [the side not carrying a shield].
6The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night.
7The Lord will keep you from all evil; He will keep your life.
8The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.